My research interest is in the interface between animal behavior, nutrition, physiology, and ecology. Understanding the ways that functional traits of animals interrelate with their ecological environment and how these interactions can be applied to tackle “real world problems”, are the foundation of my novel program of scientific inquiry in nutritional ecology. Innovation coalesced with sensitive and robust quantitative frameworks, cutting-edge techniques for collecting data in field contexts and the refinement of well-grounded laboratory experiments, have been my research trademarks. As presented in the vignettes below, these techniques applied through active collaborations in various contexts, showcases the interconnectedness of biological systems and the importance of feedback between disciplines and scales.